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A few days in the life of a Marsh Beat PC (3)

Evening all.


It's been busy as normal with all sorts that I've been involved in, not all bad though! Lots of foot patrol so prepare yourself for a few photos!


Whilst on foot patrol around Lydd recently I popped into the library, its another place that I have not visited in the 7 years I've been based at Lydd until now, its definitely worth a visit with its array of books and also has internet access with a few desktop computers that you can use if you don't have it at home, the staff there are very friendly and informative. This is a valuable resource for communities as are all libraries, so please pop in when you can, its right next door to Lydd primary school on Skinner Road.











Opposite is the RAF memorial in Newchurch, this is on the corner of Newchurch Lane/Newchurch Road, I regularly drive past this and it's part of my foot patrol route when I'm there.




And this is how I got to Newchurch, ok so that's not true but with my ‘Dixon of Dock Green’ Custodian Helmet and the bus, you'd be forgiven if you thought it was an episode of Heartbeat being filmed!


I popped into the RSPB reserve off of Dungeness Road as they have suffered from a bit of anti-social behaviour, again, another place I haven't visited in all these years but what a wonderful place that we have locally. No photos unfortunately as the birds were too quick for me!!


I've covered most parts of the Marsh over the last several days from Brookland/Brenzett in the West to Burmarsh in the East and everything in between including a few speed checks and assisting my colleagues from the Local Policing Teams, collating evidence for investigations on the Marsh and then passing this onto the investigating officers using my local knowledge and it also saves them a journey from Folkestone.

I'll also mention again about the off-road bike that I seized recently which I was very happy about as this has hopefully prevented serious injury to the public and the rider.









There's lots more that I've done like submitting intelligence reports about things that I see on my travels and information I receive from colleagues and indeed yourselves, this is a very important part of policing so if you feel that you have information that I should know about then let me know by replying via My Community Voice (MCV) which is very easy to sign up to via the Kent Police website or put ‘My Community Voice Kent’ into your search engine.

I always like to remind you that although you can contact me anytime, if there's a crime in progress then its 999 or if its not an emergency but a crime has been committed, please still report it via the Kent Police website ‘online reporting’ ‘live chat’ or by ringing 101 because if its Romney Marsh related I will get to hear about it anyway.


Lastly please feel free to share this post on social media but I can't respond to comments directly, for example on Facebook but if anyone who hasn't signed up to MCV wants to contact me as a result of seeing this on social media, please direct them to MCV.




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(Kent Police, Police Constable, Folkestone Neighbourhood Beat Officer)

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